Amazing women award
Brigitte, beneficiary of the Digital Centre in Lavandou

Brigitte, beneficiary of the Digital Centre in Lavandou

“To be independent, receive training and work!”

My name is Brigitte, and I’m 39. I have lived alone with my four children in Bormes les Mimosas for over ten years. Before my divorce, I was part of the gypsy community and we were constantly moving. Staying put suits me well, but I don’t have a job and my income is very low. It is difficult for me to raise my four children, two of whom are disabled.

My difficulties

Despite the difficulties, I am determined and ready for anything. Since I stopped going to school at the primary level, I have difficulty with reading and writing. It’s a huge problem in my daily life, as it is impossible for me to work or even go back to school. For several weeks, I have been part of the digital education and literacy course at the Women’s Digital Centre managed by the Artetsi association.

My dream

I would love to master French to become independent, receive vocational training and work! It’s really vital to be able to improve my life and that of my children. I would also be less dependent on others for daily matters. With practice, I will be more comfortable, more confident and I hope to be able to attend a training course to become a carerer.